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Kellanova aims to accomplish a 90% renewable electricity target throughout North America by 2024.

Kellanova, formerly known as Kellogg Company, has announced its commitment to creating a climate-positive future and reaching its goal of 100% renewable electricity in its global manufacturing facilities by the end of 2030. This significant step forward is part of Kellanova’s Better Days Promise.

The company states that its North America manufacturing operations will achieve 90% renewable electricity by the end of 2024 through a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) that was previously signed. In 2021, Kellanova secured a long-term wind energy VPPA in North America, which will provide approximately 360 gigawatt hours of wind electricity annually. This wind farm, located in north central Texas, will contribute clean energy resources to the local grid, equivalent to 90% of the electricity used across Kellanova’s North American manufacturing facilities.

Janelle Meyers, Chief Sustainability Officer at Kellanova, expresses her excitement about this announcement, stating that it is a significant step towards achieving their Better Days Promise of 100% renewable electricity across all global manufacturing facilities by 2030. Meyers emphasizes the company’s role in reducing reliance on limited energy sources and creating a positive impact for both people and the planet as a global food company.

On a global scale, Kellanova aims to achieve 100% renewable electricity across its owned manufacturing plants by the end of 2030. The company plans to accomplish this through various programs, including onsite initiatives, VPPAs, and renewable energy certificates (RECs). Kellanova has made considerable progress towards this goal in different regions:

– In Europe, Kellanova’s manufacturing facilities have recently achieved 100% renewable electricity by purchasing RECs since 2016. Additionally, the company is collaborating with the UK government on a research program to explore the potential use of green hydrogen as an alternative to natural gas in its manufacturing facilities in the country.
– In the Asia, Middle East, and Africa region, Kellanova has increased the share of renewable electricity from 1% in 2018 to 33% in 2023. This has been achieved through various solutions, including the installation of solar panels in owned facilities in India, South Africa, Thailand, and Malaysia.
– In Latin America, Kellanova’s facility in Colombia sources 100% renewable electricity through hydroelectric energy.

Kellanova measures its greenhouse gas emissions and renewable electricity in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The company plans to report on its progress against the Better Days Promise commitments in its social and environmental report, which will be issued in 2025.

It is important to note that Kellanova’s North America manufacturing operations comprise facilities in the United States, Canada, and one facility in Mexico.

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